LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Anthony B Claiborne | Mar 6, 2019

Do Not Rely on a "Poor Man's Patent".

The popular notion that an inventor can protect patenting priority by sealing and mailing a description of the invention is false. Instead, use a provisional patent application as an inexpensive way to preserve priority.

Additional resources provided by the author

See the United States Patent and Trademark Office guide to provisional patent applications.

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